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to elect a president. and right now we have a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll, which shows a late game surge for president obama polling ahead by three points. will it put him over the top, or does governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's national political career all began. slightly ahead in our abc news/"washington post" national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted
was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew that he was friends with her. so, anyone in the agency would know, this is someone petraeus is going to be favorable towards. >> reporter: and broadwell is not the only woman that seems to have tried to benefit from her ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley allegedly used the cia director's name in an effort this summer to broker a contract for a $4 billion energy facility, with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman adam victor. >> miss kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in this position and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. >> reporter: victor said he broke off dealing with kelley after she asked for a commission of about $80 million. there was no comment today from jill kelley, but a source close to general petraeus said tonight he had nothing whatsoever to do with any such deal and that he as
, to fight the crowds. >> reporter: up north, crippling rain in oregon and washington expected to delay northwest flights, but for the rest of the country, weather is on travel's side for a change. >> 75% of the country will be rain-free. northwest, not so great, we will see heavy rain and mountain snows continuing. >> reporter: and since seattle is not a major domestic hub, the ripple effect of bad weather there is unlikely to spread. >> if there were to be a storm in chicago or in the northeast, you could count on mass chaos, but that does not look like that it's going to be the case at all. >> reporter: there are some new 2012 holiday tricks for savvy travelers. some airlines will allow you to avoid the baggage counter by tagging and checking your own bag, giving you the opportunity to lose your own luggage. tsa has a new precheck program this year. sign up, and you pass through a separate security line with your laptop in your bag and your shoes on your feet, and there are new smartphone apps that monitor security lines, so you can back time your approach. flights are full and reboo
home to kentucky. >> traveling from washington, d.c. to greenville, south carolina. >> houston, texas. >> reporter: abc's linsey davis flying from cleveland early this morning. >> security line is starting to build, starting to wrap around a little bit here. >> reporter: checking in four hours early -- >> this is delta, long, long, long security line. >> reporter: heading to toronto. >> at least we've checked in and we are done. >> reporter: and roads were mostly clear on the way to the jersey shore. >> it's already looking a little hairy at times, but at least it's moving. >> reporter: but no matter how far or how long the journey, at the end, there's that reminder of why it's worth it. a hug from grandpa. >> happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: that look on mom's face. the love of a sister. that embrace. and that kiss. and a sign of just how easy the day has been here at los angeles international, the check-in counter is virtually empty. good news for those of us who are flying tonight, me included, i'm headed home this evening to see my family in san francisco. david, happy thanksgivin
about to happen. >>> tell washington. will lawmakers send americans off the fiscal cliff with a huge tax increase? the president asks middle class people to help make his case for action. >>> triple threat. three big storms, one after the other, about to pound the west coast. >>> and, made in america. do you want to make a difference, creating american jobs? david muir tonight shows us how to do it together for a happy holiday. >> we're in! >> we're in! >>> good evening. right now, millions and millions of americans are lining up to take a chance on a giant dream. a powerball ticket that could be worth more than half a billion dollars. the biggest in its history. the drawing is tonight. and some people have been willing to wait 2 1/2 hours in the long lines in arizona, while coast to coast, tickets are flying across the counters, 130,000 sold every minute. and that adds up to 7 million tickets sold every hour. so, we asked abc's steve osunsami to make his way into the vault where the lottery balls are kept under lock and key and tell us about all the americans hoping toni
manufacturers to make up for any shortages. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> and now, we want to show a picture at the heart of a new and growing controversy in american schools. this is a padded room, a photo spreading from washington state to parents around the country. they are called isolation rooms and they're used to restrain some children, including autistic ones. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross brings us videotape, and we warn you, it's not always easy to watch. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows high school student andre mccollins, in the lower right of the screen, about to go through what his school calls skin shock therapy for misbehavior. about 60 volts of therapy. there are no national standards for the punishments or restraints used on school children, including those like andre with behavior disabilities. later tied spread eagle to a restraint board. >> no, no, no. >> reporter: and what happened at this school outside boston, an extreme example, but entirely legal. >> some day, we're all -- i think we're all going to look back, and we're going
thomas, abc news, washington. >>> and also in the news today, president obama took an aerial tour of the hurricane sandy destruction, meeting with families still trying to recover on staten island. later, and in private, he met with the parents of the two young boys who were killed in that storm. >>> and we have learned of an aftershock from the storm which will affect everyone coast to coast. abc's steve osunsami with the surprising consequence of the storm. >> reporter: when those awful flood waters from sandy came rushing through, flooding streets and swamping homes, what no one expected was the storm's surprising second hit. >> we all lost our cars. at the same time, we're all trying to get a car. it's a mad house. >> reporter: more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today, used car dealerships are busy with storm victims and, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we're expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into this used car dealership on staten
four years, the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. >> reporter: it would be unusual for a democratic president four days before election day to actually suggest it would be okay with him if voters went for a congressional candidate other than a democrat. but eager to paint himself as not part of the washington problem, the president did just that -- at every stop. >> as long as i'm president, you know, i've said, i will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. if you want to break the gridlock in congress, you'll vote for leaders who feel the same way whether they're democrat, republican or independent. >> reporter: president obama seemed energized and confident today. he actually did a little jig at hiss his last top here in lima, ohio. obama campaign officials are talking up their early voting program, years in the making. with republicans more reliable election day voters, the argument goes, democrats have built up a bank of early votes, ones that make winning those battleground states a tougher challenge for romney. obama campaign o
-by-side with president obama, joining forces in this crisis. and just as our abc news/"washington post" poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat. your voice, your vote, and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisanship today, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> reporter: the president seems co
. the president is expected to return to washington, d.c., diane, tomorrow afternoon. diane? >> okay, jake, thank you so much. and again, we have been following you on social media and so many of you wrote us to tell us about epic lines you encountered at the polls coast to coast. you can see some of them right there in washington, d.c., but people did wait hours and hours to vote and the voting remained in full swing and does now, but it hasn't stopped governor romney from squeezing in a few more campaign stops and abc's david muir was there with him. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening. can you believe the day is finally here and as you mentioned a frenetic pace for governor romney right up the end he just landed here in boston after stops in ohio and pennsylvania today. they do believe pennsylvania is now in play for the republicans but i got to tell you it all started this morning when he walked into his own polling place in his neighborhood in belmont, massachusetts and was hummed when he saw his name right there for president of the united states. mitt romney and his wife ann back home
. the dow down more than 300 points. was it the election? was it worry about grid lock in washington all over again? abc's bianna golodryga has some answers. >> reporter: wall street woke up this morning to the same president, but no worries. president but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece today over new budget cuts and word that even europe's strongest economy, germany, is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we're on to the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. $650 billion of combined spending cuts and tax cuts expiring automatically. wall street's selloff today led to a loss of $300 billion in market value. however, late this evening, greece passed its budget costs and that may ease some concerns tomorrow morning on wall street. but until we have certainly about the rest of europe and most importantly, our own fiscal cliff, diane, we should be prepared for more days like this ahead. >> okay, thank you, bianna. >>> and on that topic, what happens next, as the country hurtles tow
. >> reporter: even so, jill kelley has now hired one of washington's top criminal defense lawyers best known for defending former senator john edwards and is now represented by the same publicist who once handled the media for monica lewinsky, diane. >> all right, brian, quite a team there. >> you can see so much more of brian's reporting tonight on "nightline." >>> we move next to an abc news exclusive. congressman paul ryan speaking out in his first network television interview about mitt romney, the big campaign, the tough election defeat. one week ago, millions of americans saw his name on the ballot running for vice president of the united states. tonight, abc's jonathan karl sits down with him to ask why did they lose? how did it go wrong on election night? >> reporter: how much of a shock was it? >> well, you know, we thought we had a very good chance of winning. you know, the polling and the data and all the people who are the smart people who watch this stuff, they had a pretty optimistic view on the night, and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good ch
in front of the window with cameras parked outside. it was at her brother's home in washington, d.c. and abc news has learned she is being investigated for storing classified documents on her computer and in her home. and just tonight, the army has suspended her security clearance. >>> and now, we move onto presidential candidate mitt romney, revealing how he feels about the obama voters and the obama victory. he was talking to his big donors today and abc's david muir is here with what he said. and david, you learned he was saying this right after the defeat. >> reporter: yeah, this argument began, diane, in the hours of after the loss. he started offering reasons for his loss, the very next morning, arguing america is becoming an entitled society. but today, in a recorded call to donors, he said, giving away free tough is a hard thing to compete with. mitt romney leaving his hotel the day after the election, next to the convention center where he'd hoped to deliver the one speech he'd written, his victory speech. but now, in the week since the election, abc news has learned mitt
head off to washington, where all eyes were trained on a closed door on capitol hill. and the star witness inside, the embattled former cia director, david petraeus. he spoke briefly of the affair that ended his career, but the main topic, that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and abc's jonathan karl has the drama today. >> reporter: this afternoon, the first glimpse of david petraeus since he resigned as cia director. earlier, behind closed doors on capitol hill, petraeus began by expressing regret for the affair that ended his career. other than that ten-second apology, the hearings focused entirely on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. petraeus told the intelligence committee that he knew from the beginning that the attack was the work of terrorists, not protesters. >> he thought all along, he made it clear, that there was significant terrorist involvement. >> reporter: but that's not what the white house was saying, including u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to
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picture from washington tonight. >> reporter: it's been an article of republican faith for decades, no tax increases of any kind, period. behind it all, this man, grover norquist, considered one of the most powerful men in washington. since he worked for ronald reagan in the 1980s, he's gotten virtually every elected republican to sign a pledge promising no tax increases. >> a taxpayer-friendly congress. >> reporter: they sign it to help get elected and don't violate it for fear of getting hammered for breaking their word. now how many of these things have been signed? >> pledges? >> reporter: yes. >> thousands over the years. >> reporter: he keeps them all on file. here's john boehner's pledge signed 20 years ago. if somebody signed this 10 years ago or 18 years ago, 20 years ago, are they still bound by it? >> now when you got married, did your wife understand there was an expiration date on that promise? when you borrowed money to buy your house, did you say, "oh geez, that mortgage? that was ten years ago. you're still asking me for money?" you know, if you make a commitment, you make
a riveting showdown in washington, d.c., a woman, marched straight into the lion's den to take on her critics. she is the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, and she may be the next secretary of state if her opponents can't stop her. abc's senior political correspondent jonathan karl has the drama today. jon? >> reporter: diane, the white house and senate republicans appear to be on a collision course with some prominent republicans dead set against the president's leading candidate for secretary of state. talk about a test of diplomatic skills, susan rice on capitol hill meeting with republicans determined to stop her from becoming secretary of state. rice herself asked for the meetings, but the effort to smooth things over didn't exactly work. the senators demanded answers on why she tied the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, to an anti-muslim video. they didn't like what they heard. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before, and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect
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